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Certificate of Achievement in Accounting
Associate of Science in Accounting
Accounting positions in many types of organizations including accounting/CPA firms, small businesses, large corporations, banks, hospitals, schools systems and government agencies preparing financial statements, balance sheets and tax returns. Transfer to four-year institution for a bachelor’s degree in accounting.
Tax Preparer: $13.02-$40.69
Payroll and Time Keeping Clerk: $19.75-$43.51
Accountant or Auditor: $26.49-$74.92
Administration of Justice
Certificate of Achievement in Administration of Justice
Certificate of Achievement in Basic Law Enforcement Academy Intensive
Certificate of Achievement in Criminal Investigations
Certificate of Achievement in Criminal Law
Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer
Employment in a variety of local, state, and federal law enforcement, corrections, and security fields as a police officer, deputy sheriff, county detention officer, state trooper, intensive probation/parole surveillance officer, correctional officer and loss prevention specialist. Law enforcement agencies require additional training and certificates. Transfer to a four-year institution for a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.
Probation Officer and Correctional Treatment Specialist: $35.57-$64.93
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officer: $39.76-$80.24
Detectives and Criminal Investigators: $40.08-$82.11
Associate in Arts in Anthropology for Transfer
Anthropologists research, evaluate, and establish public policy concerning the origins of humans; their physical, social, linguistic, and cultural development and behavior; as well as the cultures, organizations, and institutions they have created. (A paleoanthropologist studies prehistoric humans; a social anthropologist studies living societies.) Many aspiring anthropologists work as assistants doing ground-level research and writing surveys before they have advanced degrees. LMC anthropology courses are the foundation for four-year institution studies in anthropology.
Anthropologist and Archaeologists: $25.48-$64.41
Anthropology and Archaeology Teacher, College: $18.38-$84.57
Certificate of Achievement in Graphic Communications
Associate of Arts in Graphic Communications
Associate of Arts in Fine Arts
Associate in Arts in Art History for Transfer
Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer
Graphic communications: work in entry-level graphic communication or these courses can be the foundation for four-year institution studies in graphic communications. Graphic design is the applied art of arranging image and text to communicate a message. It may be applied in any media, such as print, digital media, motion pictures, animation, product decoration, packaging and signs.
Fine art: work as an entry-level artist or these courses can be the foundation for four-year institution studies in Art. Fine artists create original art. They specialize in one or two art forms, such as painting, illustrating, sketching, sculpting, printmaking and restoring.
Fine Artist, including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators: $14.66-$79.05
Prepress Technician: $18.86-$36.74
Desktop Publisher: $17.38-$47.71
Graphic Designer: $21.33-$62.61
Web Developer: $28.41-$84.47
Commercial and Industrial Designer: $28.60-$67.54
Special Effects Artist and Animator: $27.31-$76.47
College Skills Certificate in Air Conditioning Specialist
College Skills Certificate in Automotive Chassis Specialist
College Skills Certificate in Engine Performance
College Skills Certificate in Engine Repair & Machining Specialist
College Skills Certificate in Smog Technician Specialist
College Skills Certificate in Transmission Specialist
Certificate of Achievement in Automotive Technology
Associate of Science in Automotive Technology
Employment as automotive service technicians in dealerships, privately owned garages and repair shops diagnosing and repairing automobiles; self-employment. Graduates should be prepared to take the ASE exam.
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics: $18.22-$48.73
Bus and Truck Mechanic and Diesel Engine Specialist: $22.09-$49.67
Associate in Science in Biological Science for Transfer Degree
Train to be a lab technician in the market of biotechnology. Assist biological and medical scientists in laboratories. Set up, operate, and maintain laboratory instruments and equipment, monitor experiments, make observations, and calculations, and calculate and record results. May analyze organic substances, such as blood, food and drugs. These courses can be the foundation for four-year college studies in various biology fields.
Radiologic Technologists and Technicians: $35.14-$78.39
Diagnostic Medial Sonographer: $29.26-$82.83
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technician: $42.07-$81.26
Certificate of Achievement in Accounting
Certificate of Achievement in Small Business Management & Operations
College Skills Certificate in Fundamental Business Skills
Associate of Science in Small Business Operations
Associate of Science in Accounting
Associate in Science in Business Administration for Transfer
Employment in small and large businesses, and government agencies in administrative support positions requiring knowledge of software applications, office management, organizational principles, basic financial management and electronic presentations. Administrative office jobs in medical and other health care-related offices requiring knowledge of medical terminology, medical coding, billing and insurance. Employment as a medical language specialist to interpret and transcribe dictation by physicians and other health care professionals. Starting a small business by learning entrepreneurial skills. A career in retail management. Transfer to a four-year college for a degree in Business, Business Management, Finance, or Marketing.
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerk: $15.47-$37.55
Supervisor of Office and Administrative Support Worker: $22.19-$53.10
Executive Secretary and Executive Administrative Assistant: $26.90-$58.36
Associate in Science in Chemistry for Transfer Degree
Prepares students desiring advanced degrees in chemistry. The Los Medanos College chemistry courses meet the lower division transfer requirements for chemistry. The curriculum includes the first and second year requirements to prepare students to transfer and study at a California State University.
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians: $16.57-$31.31
Chemical Technician: $16.63-$39.34
Respiratory Therapist: $33.97-$63.90
College Skills Certificate in Assistant Teacher Work Permit Coursework
College Skills Certificate in Associate Teacher Work Permit Coursework
College Skills Certificate in Specialization: Infant Toddler Care
College Skills Certificate in Specialization: Curriculum in Early Childhood Education
College Skills Certificate in Specialization: Special Needs Care & Education
College Skills Certificate in Specialization: Site Supervisor/Program Director
College Skills Certificate in Specialization: School Age Child Care
College Skills Certificate in School-Age Development and Education
College Skills Certificate in School-Age Associate Teacher
Certificate of Achievement in Child Development
Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer
Employment working with children from infancy through middle school environment in settings such as day care centers, nursery schools and Head Start programs. With an AS degree, you qualify for positions such as assistant teacher, group supervisor, head teacher or director. Transfer to a four-year college for a degree in education or in early childhood development.
Teacher’s Assistant: $13.71-$25.31
Preschool Teacher (except Special Education): $15.27-$28.26
Elementary School Teacher (except Special Education): $26.00-$60.21
Associate in Arts in Communication Studies for Transfer
This program is designed to prepare students to transfer and study at a California State University. Students will complete lower division courses in public speaking, argumentation, intercultural and interpersonal communications, and have their choice of preparing for a more traditional degree in communication studies or preparation for a degree in communications with an emphasis in journalism.
News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists: $16.37-$76.88
Public Relations Specialists: $21.30-$65.05
Training and Development Specialists: $22.11-$69.01
Advertising and Promotions Manager: $49.05-$100.00
Technical Writer: $29.65-$77.99
Computer Science/Computer Networkin
College Skills Certificate in Core Competencies
College Skills Certificate in Foundation
College Skills Certificate in Game Design
College Skills Certificate in PC Repair Technician (A+ Certification)
College Skills Certificate in Web Design
Certificate of Achievement in Computer Support Specialist (Advanced)
Certificate of Achievement in Computer Support Specialist (Basic)
Certificate of Achievement in Computer Applications Specialist
Certificate of Achievement in Networking and Security (Advanced)
Certificate of Achievement in Networking and Security (Basic)
Associate of Science in Computer Support Specialist
Associate of Science in Networking and Security
Associate in Science in Computer Science for Transfer
Employment as an applications specialist, microcomputer service technician, help desk specialist, computer operator, computer security specialist, network specialist, database specialist with organizations such as telephone companies, television stations, schools and colleges, Internet providers and professional offices.
Computer User Support Specialist: $22.87-$56.06
Computer Systems Analyst: $36.45-$86.89
Network and Computer Systems Administrator: $28.98-$78.17
Construction Pre-Apprenticeship (Noncredit)
Certificate of Completion in Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Non-Credit
In Contra Costa County, residential and commercial construction projects are expected to grow, thus requiring a labor force skilled in construction trades such as carpentry, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, and more. Upon successful completion of this pre-apprenticeship program, students will earn the Multi-Craft Core Curriculum (MC3) certificate from the North America’s Building Trades Unions and will be ready to take the test to enter a union apprenticeship.
Construction Laborers: $17.87-$39.05
Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers: $13.02-$25.85
Associate of Arts in Acting
Associate in Arts for Transfer
Play a part in stage, television, radio, video, or motion picture productions for entertainment, information or instruction. Interpret serious or comic role by speech, gesture, and body movement to entertain or inform audience. May dance and sing. May play parts in television commercials. Work in various areas of performing arts and transfer to a four-year degree program in theater.
Art, Drama, and Music Teacher (Postsecondary): $16.88-$95.92
Drone Operations (Noncredit)
Certificate of Completion in Drone Remote Pilot Non-Credit
Introduces you to the fascinating field of aeronautics, including: regulations, airspace, the effects of weather on flight performance, aircraft loading, emergency procedures, crew and resource management, airport operations, aeronautical decision-making, and maintenance and preflight procedures. This certificate program will prepare you to pass the Federal Aviation Administration’s, Part 107 Remote Pilot License examination and introduce you to the countless job opportunities available to licensed remote pilots.
Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians: $14.87-$41.39
Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Film: $17.31-$36.08
Production Workers: $13.01-$30.06
Certificate of Achievement in Electrical Technology
Certificate of Achievement in Instrumentation Technology
Associate of Science in Electrical Technology
Associate of Science in Instrumentation Technology
Employment installing and maintaining electrical/electronic systems and instrumentation in industrial facilities. In-house maintenance departments at manufacturing facilities also offer job opportunities.
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians: $21.05-$50.57
Electrical and Electronic Installer and Repairer: $26.14-$54.33
Emergency Medical Services
College Skills Certificate in Emergency Medical Services
College Skills Certificate in Emergency Medical Services Recertification
Can lead to employment in private emergency medical or ambulance services, fire departments, and hospitals where life-saving skills are required.
Ambulance Driver: $13.31-$17.37
Emergency Medical Technician: $13.83-$50.60
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technician: $22.03-51.01
Associate of Science in Engineering
Prepares students for positions as civil, electrical, or mechanical engineering technicians, or for transfer to a four-year degree program in various engineering fields.Engineering technicians solve technical problems. Some work in quality control. They look over products, do tests, and collect data. In manufacturing they may help in design, development, or production. Most engineering technicians specialize in certain areas: civil engineering technicians and electrical and electronics engineering technicians.
Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologist and Technician: $14.87-$41.39
Electronics Engineer (except Computer): $37.04-79.56
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologist and Technician: $21.05-$50.57
Associate in Arts in English for Transfer
Teach or instruct courses other than those that normally lead to an occupational objective or degree. Courses may include self-improvement, non-vocational, and nonacademic subjects. Teaching may or may not take place in a traditional educational institution. These courses can be the foundation for four-year university studies in English, and/or a career as a writer.
English Language and Literature Teacher (Postsecondary): $22.45-$91.23
College Skills Certificate in Basic Fire Academy
Certificate of Achievement in Fire Academy
Control and extinguish municipal fires, protect life and property and conduct rescue efforts. Control and suppress fires in forests or vacant public land.
Fire Fighter: $36.61-$72.15
College Skills Certificate in Fire Prevention
College Skills Certificate in Fire Protection
Certificate of Achievement in Fire Technology
Associate of Science in Fire Technology
Fire science technology is an applied science in the control and prevention of fire, the handling of hazardous materials, investigation, rescue operations, security and safety.
Forest and Conservation Technician: $14.09-$36.62
Fire Inspector or Investigator: $42.68-$83.09
Forklift, Logistics, Operations & Warehouse (Noncredit)
Certificate of Completion in Forklift, Logistics, Operations & Warehouse (Noncredit)
The 3-course FLOW program will qualify students to join this exciting, active field. As they say, “Safety First!” The first class covers general safety, health risks, and the basics of hazardous materials. Upon successfully completing this OSHA 10 course, students will receive a course completion card for general industry, a big edge in getting hired.
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators: $15.06-$31.37
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand: $13.98-$28.62
Stockers and Order Fillers: $13.02-$25.72
Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory Clerks: $14.62-$30.64
Associate in Arts in History for Transfer
Prepares students for jobs in research, analysis in such places as government and other institutions. Work with newspapers, photographers, interview, films and manuscripts.
History Teacher (Postsecondary): $18.30-$87.01
Associate of Arts in Journalism
Associate in Arts in Journalism for Transfer
Careers in journalism are writers and editors, technical writers and editors, reporters and correspondents, advertising and public relations and publications designer. Work in an entry-level position in media or transfer to a four-year degree program in journalism.
New Analyst, Reporter, and Journalist: $16.37-$76.88
Technical Writer: $29.65-$77.99
Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer
This degree prepares students to transfer to a 4-year institution to pursue a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology or physical education. This major will introduce students to many areas of study including health and fitness, physical education, therapeutic/sport medicine, and coaching sport instruction. Curriculum in this degree will also provide coursework necessary to prepare students for national certifications in the health/fitness industry such as personal training, group fitness instructor, and lifestyle/weight management consultant.
Officiate at competitive athletic or sporting events. Detect infractions of rules and decide penalties according to established regulations. Include all sporting officials, referees, and competitive judges and coaching/teaching for high school and college sports.
Exercise Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor: $14.88-$45.34
Athletic Trainer: $16.92-$39.94
Physical Therapist: $33.04-$63.95
Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts: Arts and Humanities
Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts: Behavioral Science and Social Science
Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts: Math and Science
These courses can be the foundation for four-year college studies in various programs.
Education Administrator (Postsecondary): $34.75-$98.91
Management and Supervision
Certificate of Achievement in Management and Supervision
Associate of Science in Management and Supervision
The program is designed to train students for entry into supervisory, team-leader and management positions. Transfer to a four-year institution for a degree in business administration.
First-Line Supervisor of Retail Sales Workers: $16.19-$36.56
General and Operations Manager: $32.25-$100.00
Associate in Science in Mathematics for Transfer
Entry-level positions in government agencies such as the census office. Compile and compute data according to statistical formulas for use in statistical studies. May perform actuarial computations and compile charts and graphs for use by actuaries. These courses can be the foundation for four-year college studies in mathematics.
Mathematical Science Teacher (Postsecondary): $23.67-$92.97
Certificate of Achievement in Commercial Music-Business Management
Associate of Arts in Music
Associate in Arts in Music for Transfer
Become a professional musician, conductor, concert artist, studio musician, arranger, composer, accompanist, music teacher, private instructor or church related music such as minister of music, organist or choir director. These courses can be the foundation for four-year college studies in music. Commercial music careers include instrument sales, instrument repair, pop singer, orchestration, arranger, music publisher, music activities producer, recording engineer, music therapist, music librarian, music critic, music software technician and radio music director.
Musician and Singer: $20.75-$98.91
Music Director and Composer: $14.84-$75.27
Certificate of Achievement in Vocational Nursing
Associate of Science in Registered Nursing
Registered Nurse; Employment as a Registered Nurse in hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, physicians’ officers or other health care agencies. RNs evaluate, plan, implement and document nursing care for an assigned patient population. LVN to RN degree program is offered for those who wish to upgrade to an RN. Transfer to a four-year university for a BSN to expand your career opportunities in nursing education or administration. Licensing required.
Licensed Vocational Nurse; Employment as a vocational nurse in hospitals, rehabilitation/long term/home health facilities, clinics, nursing homes, and physicians’ offices. A VN administers nursing care under the supervision of a registered nurse by participating in the delivery and evaluation of patient care, and ensuring the health, comfort, and safety of patients. Licensure required.
Registered Nurse: $44.37-$98.59
Licensed Vocational Nurse: $26.05-$47.98
Acute Care Nurse: $44.37-$98.59
Associate in Arts in Philosophy for Transfer
Develop critical thinking skills, argument skills, communication skills, information management, design and planning skills, research and investigation skills, management and administration skills. These courses can be the foundation for advanced studies at major universities.
Philosophy and Religion Teacher (Postsecondary): $21.12-$89.82
Associate in Science in Physics for Transfer
This degree prepares students to transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a bachelor’s degree in physics. This major will introduce students to many areas of study including engineering, physics, chemistry, astronomy, geology, and certain specialized majors such as architecture.
Physics Teacher (Postsecondary): $18.77-$95.89
Associate in Arts in Political Science for Transfer
Become a political campaign advisor, lobbyist, community outreach, community development and pre-law. These courses at LMC can be the foundation for advanced studies at major universities.
Political Scientist: $26.97-$74.25
Political Science Teacher (Postsecondary): $18.21-$87.80
Certificate of Achievement in Process Technology
College Skills Certificate in Bridge to Advanced Manufacturing
Associate of Science in Process Technology
Process technicians are skilled plant operators who safely run refineries and chemical plants. Examples of work includes the processing of samples, monitoring equipment, and solving problems that arise in processing plants.
Chemical Equipment Operator and Tender: $16.24-$33.13
Chemical Plant and System Operator: $15.63-$42.65
Petroleum Pump System Operator, Refinery Operator, and Gauger: $29.83-$54.89
Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer
Monitor patient physical and emotional well-being and report to medical staff. May participate in rehabilitation and treatment programs. Assist professionals from a wide variety of fields such as psychology, rehabilitation, or social work to provide client services, as well as support for families. May assist clients in identifying available benefits and social and community services, and help clients obtain them. May assist social workers with developing, organizing, and conducting programs to prevent and resolve problems relevant to substance abuse, human relationships, rehabilitation, or adult daycare. These courses can be the foundation for four-year institution studies in psychology.
Counseling Psychologist: $22.81-$80.34
School Psychologist: $22.81-$80.34
Clinical Psychologist: $22.81-$80.34
College Skills Certificate in Recording Arts Level 1
College Skills Certificate in Recording Arts Level 2
Certificate of Achievement in Recording Arts
Associate of Arts in Recording Arts
Become an audio engineer, producer, or other recording arts professional. Prepares students for entry-level positions in the recording arts industry.
Broadcast Technician: $15.08-$57.23
Audio/Video Technician: $18.57-$48.98
Sound Engineer Technician: $16.83-$51.85
Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer
Can work in a variety of fields and assist programs or groups and organizations such as government agencies in urban development and planning. These courses can be the foundation for four-year college studies in sociology.
Social Science Researcher Assistant: $17.78-$39.29
Sociology Teacher (Postsecondary): $20.44-$74.57
College Skills Certificate in Cruise Specialist
College Skills Certificate in Home-Based Travel Specialist
College Skills Certificate in Travel Marketing
Certificate of Achievement in Travel Marketing
Associate of Science in Travel Marketing
Employment with travel agencies, online travel agencies, home-based travel agencies, airlines, tour companies, cruise lines to assist clients with planning and making leisure and corporate travel reservations.
Travel Agent: $18.38-$38.23
Travel Guide: $16.25-$29.44
Market Research Analyst and Marketing Specialist: $22.82-$76.13
College Skills Certificate in Pre-Apprenticeship
Certificate of Achievement in Welding Technology
Associate of Science in Welding Technology
Employment as a certified welder using oxy-acetylene welding, shielded-metal arc welding, TIG, MIG, flux-cored arc welding and metal cutting in industries such as petrochemicals, railroads, construction, transportation, plant maintenance, bridge fabrication, ornamental iron, machining, aerospace, boiler-making, ship repairs, fabricated metal products and transportation equipment manufacturers.
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Settlers Operators and Tender: $14.83-$30.53
Welder, Cutter, Solderer, and Brazer: $20.78-$39.32
Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Worker: $16.70-$46.07
College Skills Certificate in American Sign Language
College Skills Certificate in Cultural Competence in Modern World Language
College Skills Certificate in Spanish
Associate in Arts in Spanish for Transfer
A person who facilitates communication between hearing and hearing-impaired persons through interpretation into a signed language, or transliteration of a language into a visual and/or phonemic code by an oral interpreter, a signed language interpreter or cued speech interpreter.
Interpreter and Translator: $22.71-$53.97
Foreign Language and Literature Teacher (Postsecondary): $20.72-$93.44
Job titles and compensation are obtained from O*NET Online, a resource sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor and reflect workforce data from within California.